I discovered this recipe in the Priorat, in a day organized by the PRIORITAT association that fights for the people and companies that live and work in this territory, which I have next to my house and it is so wild and beautiful. Grandma, who made it, explained this recipe to me while I was eating a bunch of coke … this simple three-ingredient coke talks about this land, which with very little can be made into a great product.
- 300 g of raw black hazelnuts
- 200 sugar
- 4 egg whites
- 1 / envelope of yeast
- 100 gr black hazelnuts for topping
Hazelnut cake recipe
We grind the hazelnuts until they are a fine flour without letting go of the oil and set aside. Whisk the egg whites until stiff. We add the sugar little by little, and then the hazelnut flour that we had reserved. It is important to add the hazelnuts and sugar little by little so that the whipped cream does not lose air.
In a mold, we put a little olive oil and spread it all over the surface, then with a little flour we make a film so that the dough does not stick.
Pour the dough into the mold and place the hazelnuts on top to cover. Bake for 40 minutes at 170º C. When it is cooked, we can check it with a toothpick, let it cool inside the mold. when it’s cold we unmold it and we can have a snack!
Whenever I eat this coke, I go back to Escaladei listening to the recipe …